I first met Greg Ayers in early December when I responded to his Letter to the Editor, inviting locals to meet with him as he considered running for county council. Never one to turn away from an interesting opportunity, I took him up on his offer, and I’m glad I did.
I enthusiastically support Rick Hughes in the upcoming primary election!
Rick has a deep understanding of our islands. His family has a long history here, which gives him a good sense of what has come before, how we got here, and why it matters.
I have had the privilege of collaborating with Greg Ayers for many years in the field of bio-medical engineering. Greg provided valuable assistance in working with the FDA, to obtain approval for the AED (automatic external defibrillator), developed by our team for citizen response to cardiac arrest.
San Juan County is fortunate in the three candidates to be considered from Orcas when voting in the primary on Feb. 2. All are good people who are genuinely concerned about and have contributed significantly to our island community.
Many concerned citizens from San Juan County have submitted comment letters regarding the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal Project at Cherry Point, Wash., On Nov. 3, 2012, there was an important scoping hearing at the Friday Harbor High School for this project, and the turnout was over 400, as reported in the Journal.
We are writing this letter in support of Lisa Byers for San Juan County Council. We are fortunate to have such a candidate. She is strong and principled, yet an effective negotiator. What’s more, she is an administrator with an impressive track record.
In response to John Evans’ letter to the Editor (published 1/15/13) I want to first say that I am proud of my contributions and accomplishments on the council, as a volunteer, and in my previous jobs. I am also pleased with the grants that San Juan County has been fortunate to receive, and the many local jobs that resulted from those grant funds.
The League of Women Voters of the San Juans would like to publicly endorse the letter of Nov. 27, 2012 written by the San Juan County Council to the lead agencies for the Gateway Pacific Terminal Environmental Impact Statement.